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Re: “Who Wants to Be a Teacher?

Everything you said so true. Throughout the State teacher recruitment and retention is a tremendous problem. I asked one State legislator how many applicants there would be for a teaching job if the starting pay was $80,000 a year. Obviously hundreds of applicants. I said you guys are always after market based solutions. There it is. People with kids have to vote and stag involved. Otherwise the Tea party types, who represent old white people who had someone else pay for their kids, but now don't want to spend a dime on their future caregivers, especially brown people, will always win out.

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Posted by Tucson Tommy on 08/27/2014 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Gov Race: Ducey vs. DuVal

I'm going to do my best to make sure Fred is our next Governor. I am so fed up with the way my state, our state has been run into the ground and our name dragged through the mud.

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Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 08/27/2014 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Who Wants to Be a Teacher?

My beef is with the charter school industry and believe me it is an industry with powerful lobbyists, and a legislative agenda. This was all touted as "free market capitalism" but in reality its corporate welfare that undermines legitimate education.

If a public school administrator takes taxpayer money and buy a sports car he or she would be doing hard-time in Florence. In the case of a Charter School, say owned by a Turkish Muslim, (nothing wrong there) it doesn't even need to be disclosed! Taxpayer dollars handed directly to foreign and domestic corporations with no oversight. That's GOP capitalism.

Since charter schools do no better in getting kids to pass these ludicrous exams than public schools, let's pull the plug and let the free markets fend for themselves in the free market.If your product is good, folks will buy it, if not, please leave our treasury alone.

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Posted by NJYD on 08/27/2014 at 8:04 PM

Re: “The Fantastic Fox

The Hungry Fox is a great place to eat although I don't eat there as often since Marlene sold the place. I used to eat there every day in the 80s when the Hilmars owned it and both of my children used to work there. My son was a dishwasher there for almost five years till he got out of school and my daughter was a hostess until she went off to college. It no noisier than most other places in Tucson because everywhere you go, you have retirees as they are the heart and soul of the city. They can be annoying but you came to eat, not worry about everyone else.

Posted by OLLIEWOODS on 08/27/2014 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Local Comedian Walt Maxam Passes Away at 67

Will miss that smile and those twinkling eyes. Thanks for being my friend.

Posted by Kay Leta Collins on 08/27/2014 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Bloggers Flex Their Muscle In The Huppenthal Primary

Huppenthal's unethical racist behavior contributed to his defeat, but he lost primarily because he sold his soul to the Common Core and could never get it back, no matter how many times he told different audiences what he thought they wanted to hear. Voters did not care very much what candidates for governor or attorney general thought about the Common Core, but they sure thought about what the candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction thought about it.

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Posted by Marty on 08/27/2014 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Adventures in Edibles

This is very nice to have this option I know smoking can have risks and a social stigma. I was at the Apothecary and they showed me the Hot Sauce/ However I was looking for a particular strain I guess infused edibles are not really strain specific or phenol directed. Perhaps it might be the manufactured products are the edible, honey stick, Gummy Bears, Soda, Cookies, strain specific? When I have gone this has not been the case. I see the market driven how much THC just read above, I look for CBD or CBN .

Well in my 60 years on earth have shown me one thing it is not up to somebody else it is up to me. I have been on the outside I tried to come inside out of the heat and cold only to be told there is no room for you here come back we might have something later. I know where comfort is thanks.

Posted by satisfied on 08/27/2014 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Don't Worry, Christians, Kirk Cameron's Here to Save Christmas

As annoying as the christian right is with all their "war on Christmas" whining I wouldn't be surprised to find a corporate element behind all of this. They're probably worried that if you soften the religious imperative behind the holiday they won't rake in as much loot.

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Posted by Combat Guido on 08/27/2014 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Who Wants to Be a Teacher?

It is a horrible time to be a teacher in Arizona. Not only are there unruly kids in the classroom who couldn't care less about the teacher or the subject matter; they openly cheat, are on their phones, talking among themselves because they know that nothing will be done because of the fear from law suits or job losses. I consider myself a liberal, but the worst thing that happened to education despite the legislation and lack of parenting was social promotion. Kids should be taught all the subject matter, but at their own level. Inclusion, in theory helps to socialize and include all without stigmatation, but in reality; inclusion just shines a blaring light on the inadaquacies of certain students. One teacher in the classroom cannot address all the different learning levels of the students so nobody learns in the process. If they say that it can be done, somebody hasn't been in the classroom. General Ed teachers are being forced to become Special Ed teachers without the training because of inclusion. They are suppose to adapt or modify lessons for those students on top of doing everything else that is demanded of them. I am not saying that all Special Needs students cannot function in a regular classroom because some Special Needs are smarter than the regular kids and are more creative, and have better manners and great hearts, but for the most part inclusion is a big failure without the resources to make it work. Teachers are working all of the time and when you can't have a life after work; it is time to rethink job choices and until something is done - teaching isn't worth it.

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Posted by Cecilia on 08/27/2014 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Don't Worry, Christians, Kirk Cameron's Here to Save Christmas

Seems ironic that this putz is releasing his Xmas movie BEFORE THANKSGIVING.

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Posted by donkiyoti on 08/27/2014 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Local GoFundMe Campaign for Black Lives Matter Ride to Help Send Five Tucsonans to Ferguson

Instead of shrinking the police force, how about getting Ferguson residents qualified to become police officers. Surely there's enough residents there. What about the shop owner who was getting slapped around by this brute, think he wants less law enforcement? I guess if the citizens of Ferguson want less law enforcement, let them vote out the established police force. Let them police themselves like they do in south Chicago, that's working great.

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Posted by shazam on 08/27/2014 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Gov Race: Ducey vs. DuVal

Let the hate begin.. or continue, depending on the race.

Keeping the TV and commercial radio turned off for another 2+ months.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/27/2014 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Gov Race: Ducey vs. DuVal

AZ Daily Star

Rick Myers, chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents, said tuition at Arizona’s public universities is still at the average of its peers in other states because it started from a lower point.

“We can’t continue to keep raising tuition like we have in the past or we are going to make education unaffordable,” he said.

Myers said the board has worked hard to keep tuition as low as possible, adding that grant and scholarship aid at Arizona’s universities is 15 to 30 percent greater than the average of peer institutions.

The College Board’s report said in-state tuition and fees in Arizona increased 70 percent when adjusted for inflation from academic year 2008-09 to 2013-14. The national average was 27 percent.

Who to believe?

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Posted by Rat T on 08/27/2014 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Bloggers Flex Their Muscle In The Huppenthal Primary

Great work.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/27/2014 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Gov Race: Ducey vs. DuVal

That is about as smart as voting for a guy because he is not white. I have heard that from Democratic friends.

Most now regret it...twice.

Not so much hope and change that was good. Just lots of change. It will need to be changed back. Let's hope.

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Posted by Rat T on 08/27/2014 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Juice and Stuff

The volume of a sandwich or dish vs. its price became an issue when the first restaurant or pub opened for business, Flapster-the article said nothing about volume affecting taste. And if I shell out near $40 for a breakfast for two, you can bet I'd cast a jaded eye on miniscule portions at that price point! I, for one, thank the writer for the heads-up to Tucson diners.

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Posted by RJFletcher on 08/27/2014 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Bloggers Flex Their Muscle In The Huppenthal Primary

Several people have come up to me (as a fellow blogger) and thanked Blog for Arizona for exposing Huppenthal. Congrats to Phoenix attorney Bob Lord for breaking the story.

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Posted by Carol on 08/27/2014 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Bloggers Flex Their Muscle In The Huppenthal Primary

It's GOP fatigue. It's contagious.

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Posted by Pima Mujer on 08/27/2014 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Bloggers Flex Their Muscle In The Huppenthal Primary

Might wanna leave off the back-patting, Hupp was a Common Core kill. All his online foibles did was increase the margin.

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Posted by Sam Stone on 08/27/2014 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Bloggers Flex Their Muscle In The Huppenthal Primary

Good job David and Blog for Arizona--its a good day for Arizona when two, count 'em TWO bad guys go down at once. In this case, tweedledee and tweedledum rose together on a wave of hatred and bigotry that they created over the Mexican American Studies program. The wave crested with the illegitimate destruction of that program. I, for one, am not sorry to see their respective political careers end in the flames of OUTed bigotry and abject corruption--

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 08/27/2014 at 2:31 PM

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